The Importance of Foot Toys

I’ve personally never paid much attention to foot toys for my parrots. I used to and they always ended up at the bottom of the cage catching droppings more than any action. So, I just stopped getting them. Among foraging-specific toys, foot toys are designed to keep your bird busy for long periods of time and are great if you’re gone more of th...
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The Different Ways Parrots Play

I believe firmly (and from personal experience with MANY birds) that every bird is different and there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to keeping them. Which also makes it fun!   My military macaw plays HARD. And that is why he plays with Dave, and not me! Here is a video of Cash actually playing…   Cash also loves playing hard with h...
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How to Spend More Time With Your Pet Parrot

It can overwhelming thinking about how much of your time your pet parrot requires. Is 30 minutes a day enough if I dedicate it all to my bird? Is two hours more likely? What is too much? When it comes to a parrot, to them, there is no such thing as "too much time together". Heck, if it wasn't dangerous for my birds to be with me 24/7, they proba...
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Fiji's New Favorite Playtime: Shredded Newspaper

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands Playmate: Swainson Toucan "Fiji"   Fiji is my four year old Swainson Toucan. I've raised her since she was six months old and she is so different from my parrots. Everything from her mannerisms to what she likes to eat in her diet, to her entire diet completely, actually! Mos...
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